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Published: February 4, 2010

Corey Nelson LB 6-0 210

Dallas 4 stars

The steal of this class, Nelson makes an immediate splash.

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Geneo GrissomDE6-4230

Hutchison, Kan.4 stars

Sooners are deep at end, but Grissom is a future star.

Austin HaywoodTE6-4245

Southmoore4 stars

Assuming he qualifies, Haywood has enough talent to get on the field.

Trey MillardTE6-2245

Columbia, Mo.4 stars

Depth issues at tight end are gone with him and Haywood.

Kenny StillsWR6-2175

Carlsbad, Calif.4 stars

Spring will be telling, but Stills is most polished WR in this class.

Tyrus ThompsonOL6-6280

Pflugerville, Texas4 stars

Needs time to develop, but OU might need him ASAP on two-deep at tackle.

Austin WoodsOL6-5290

Rockwall, Texas4 stars

Could become Ben Habern’s primary backup at center.

Likely redshirt
Blake BellQB6-6210

Wichita, Kan.4 stars

Sky is the limit, but for now this is Landry Jones’ team.

Aaron ColvinDB6-0180

Owasso3 stars

Quality signee, but OU is loaded in the secondary.

Rashod FavorsLB6-2215

Fort Worth3 stars

OU might struggle finding playing time for its returning linebackers.

Aaron FranklinLB6-1205

Marshall, Texas3 stars

Same goes for Franklin; linebacker not

an immediate need.

Trey FranksWR5-9170

Orange, Texas3 stars

Future slot man learns from Ryan Broyles.

Quentin HayesDB6-1175

Lancaster, Texas3 stars

Too many DBs for Hayes to play immediately.

James HaynesDB6-0180

Orange, Texas4 stars

Defensive backfield is deep, which puts Haynes a season away from contributing.

Sheldon McClainWR6-2175

Cibolo, Texas3 stars

Coming off ACL surgery, McClain needs another year to regain full strength.

Chuka NdulueDE6-3240

Dallas3 stars

Solid looking prospect, but Ndulue not ready to contribute.

Daniel NobleDT6-4275

Flower Mound, Texas3 stars

Sooners want to avoid playing all of their incoming tackles as true freshmen.

Torrea PetersonDT6-4300

San Antonio3 stars

DTs just don’t play early in Jackie Shipp’s system.

Joe PowellWR5-11175

Dallas3 stars

Receiving corps looks shored up. Powell can use the year to soak up the offense.

Adam SheadOL6-4315

Cedar Hill, Texas3 stars

Big frame, but needs to spend the season reworking his body.

Damon WilliamsDT6-4300

Irving, Texas3 stars

A future run-stuffer for the Sooner


Daryl WilliamsOL6-5270

Corinth, Texas4 stars

Possesses interesting upside, but needs time to develop some bulk.

Julian WilsonDB6-2175

Southmoore3 stars

Because of five talented DBs in the previous class, Wilson redshirts.



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